Challenging behaviour

Recognising and responding to challenging behaviour

As a facilitator, one of the skills you will need to focus on is how to deal with negative or difficult behaviour within group settings. Hopefully, this is a rare occurrence but it’s a good idea to be prepared for those challenges when they arise.  We offer accredited and non-accredited courses on Facilitation for various Read more about Recognising and responding to challenging behaviour[…]

5 time saving facilitation tips & tricks

5 time saving tips for facilitators

Welcome to #FacilitationFive! Here are five time-saving facilitation tips written by the Participation Cymru team to help facilitators of all experience levels get quick-tips. These tips include new techniques, learning, planning and general usefulness for all facilitators to enjoy. Subscribe and never miss an update from Participation Cymru and get your #FacilitationFive tips delivered directly Read more about 5 time saving tips for facilitators[…]

Networking in Nature Participation Cymru

Networking in nature

In the Participation Cymru team we love spending time outdoors and the opportunity of holding a network in the open air is an idea we’ve thrown around for a while. So, just after the early May Bank Holiday weekend we held our first ever practitioner network event that took place in nature with the help Read more about Networking in nature[…]

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Why we love Open Space Technology

If you’ve never come across the concept of Open Space Technology before and you’re familiar with a formal style of hosting meetings, it can seem quite daunting to have to facilitate or even participate in a session that uses Open Space. This style of facilitating fits our ethos Our ethos is that ‘We work with Read more about Why we love Open Space Technology[…]

Colourful postits on a flipchart

Method of the month: Evaluation thermometer

Every month we feature a participatory method/tool in our newsletter and I am always thrilled to have such positive feedback and am frequently told by readers that they really look forward to see what the ‘Method of the month’ will be!  As a result we thought it would be a nice idea to turn this feature into Read more about Method of the month: Evaluation thermometer[…]

Making Action Learning Work

Making Action Learning Work!

Re-blogged from WCVA In addition to training and bespoke support the Communities First Support Service is offering an increasing number of people in the CF workforce the opportunity to learn from each other via our Outcome Learning Groups (OLGAs). These are based on the methodology of Action Learning. Here, Jane Lewes from The Learning Consultancy, Read more about Making Action Learning Work![…]

Networking at breakfast!!!

The mere notion of meeting and influencing new people at breakfast time sends me into a cold sweat but this is exactly what I was asked to facilitate at the WCVA Conference, ‘Engage! Collaborative Working’ in the Liberty Stadium, Swansea this week. About 20 people from a variety of third sector organisations in Wales turned Read more about Networking at breakfast!!![…]

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